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Guard Dad

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#41
For us non-educated semi-geeks...
What is different about the 3D signal... is it more dense... more bandwidth needed... special format???

Just curious
Pretty much all of the above. And I think there are some other issues, but it gets over my head.
 
#42
Its pretty simple to get it to work according to this guy:

I know this is an old thread, but having had a lot of the frustrations with little information on 3D in Plex and MKV’s this is what I ended up doing. It was linked to earlier but BD3D2MK3D 12 is actually quite great. For full resolution 3D to work, you need a UHD/4K tv, UHD/4K playback device, and playback as Forced Original. I’m using an LG OLED and Roku premiere. The basic steps are as follows:

1 - Rip 3D BD with MakeMKV making sure the MVC-3D checkbox is checked
2 - Open latest version of BD3D2MK3D (link above) and Open 3D Mkv
3 - Tab 1: Verify AVC stream and select appropriate box (haven’t had to change this ever as it has determined it properly)
4 - Tab 2: Select the streams you want to include
5 - Tab 3: Add title (required) and other metadata you want (not required)
6 - Tab 5: For FULL SBS this is what I use:
• Stereoscopy set to side by side (DO NOT check “Half” box)
• If you need to hardcode subtitles then select your subtitle stream (I always hardcode forced subtitles - best way I’ve dealt with subtitles in 3D)
• I add 4 seconds of black at the beginning (gives me a few seconds to turn on 3D on TV after I click play)
• X264 encoder options (YMMV but this is what I’ve used and view as acceptable): Mode: CRF @ 24. Colour depth @ 8 bits. Nothing else checked. I’ve had issues with the 64bit version button checked so I just stick with the default.
• Project temp folder: I have the project going to a separate drive than my Plex media drive, and the output MKV folder is where I store my 3D MKV’s for Plex (once it’s done converting it will be ready to go).
• Keep checked mux MKV when encoding is finished.
• Click “Do it!” and it then prepares an encoding project - extracts all necessary streams and sets up a few scripts to launch.
• If you want it to start encoding after the project is built there is a checkbox you’ll see during project building to start encoding, OR you can launch the encode 3D (or 2D as it also can create a 2D version) script at your leisure or setup a batch encoding (under file menu) which is what I usually do.

Before I found and used that application 3D was very frustrating, but if your hardware supports it then this will give you exactly what you want. Full res 3D with all the niceties of Plex. Sometimes I have to re-encode the file because the Roku can’t playback the file forced original properly, but that has only been a few cases. Another gotcha, is if you aren’t going through a receiver that supports the audio codec, you’ll have to also convert audio to AAC Stereo or something more compatible with TVs (another option in BD3D2MK3D). If you’re going through a UHD / 4K receiver then it won’t be an issue. This may look a bit overwhelming, but it is actually quite simple and straightforward when you have the application open. Now I enjoy Full 3D with original audio.
 

lotstodo

aka "The Jackal"
#43
Its pretty simple to get it to work according to this guy:

I know this is an old thread, but having had a lot of the frustrations with little information on 3D in Plex and MKV’s this is what I ended up doing. It was linked to earlier but BD3D2MK3D 12 is actually quite great. For full resolution 3D to work, you need a UHD/4K tv, UHD/4K playback device, and playback as Forced Original. I’m using an LG OLED and Roku premiere. The basic steps are as follows:

1 - Rip 3D BD with MakeMKV making sure the MVC-3D checkbox is checked
2 - Open latest version of BD3D2MK3D (link above) and Open 3D Mkv
3 - Tab 1: Verify AVC stream and select appropriate box (haven’t had to change this ever as it has determined it properly)
4 - Tab 2: Select the streams you want to include
5 - Tab 3: Add title (required) and other metadata you want (not required)
6 - Tab 5: For FULL SBS this is what I use:
• Stereoscopy set to side by side (DO NOT check “Half” box)
• If you need to hardcode subtitles then select your subtitle stream (I always hardcode forced subtitles - best way I’ve dealt with subtitles in 3D)
• I add 4 seconds of black at the beginning (gives me a few seconds to turn on 3D on TV after I click play)
• X264 encoder options (YMMV but this is what I’ve used and view as acceptable): Mode: CRF @ 24. Colour depth @ 8 bits. Nothing else checked. I’ve had issues with the 64bit version button checked so I just stick with the default.
• Project temp folder: I have the project going to a separate drive than my Plex media drive, and the output MKV folder is where I store my 3D MKV’s for Plex (once it’s done converting it will be ready to go).
• Keep checked mux MKV when encoding is finished.
• Click “Do it!” and it then prepares an encoding project - extracts all necessary streams and sets up a few scripts to launch.
• If you want it to start encoding after the project is built there is a checkbox you’ll see during project building to start encoding, OR you can launch the encode 3D (or 2D as it also can create a 2D version) script at your leisure or setup a batch encoding (under file menu) which is what I usually do.

Before I found and used that application 3D was very frustrating, but if your hardware supports it then this will give you exactly what you want. Full res 3D with all the niceties of Plex. Sometimes I have to re-encode the file because the Roku can’t playback the file forced original properly, but that has only been a few cases. Another gotcha, is if you aren’t going through a receiver that supports the audio codec, you’ll have to also convert audio to AAC Stereo or something more compatible with TVs (another option in BD3D2MK3D). If you’re going through a UHD / 4K receiver then it won’t be an issue. This may look a bit overwhelming, but it is actually quite simple and straightforward when you have the application open. Now I enjoy Full 3D with original audio.
This is why we need Blockbuster back.
 

rolltidega

Me fail English? That's unpossible!
Staff member
#44
I gotta buy me a Blu-Ray drive (external USB 3.0) so I can start ripping my movies to store on my Plex drive. I am very interested in giving it a shot!
 
#45
I gotta buy me a Blu-Ray drive (external USB 3.0) so I can start ripping my movies to store on my Plex drive. I am very interested in giving it a shot!
Make sure you have a LARGE drive available on the Plex Server. It's 25+ Gig a movie unless you re-compress. I have a 3 TB for the main drive and put the TV shows on the 1TB boot drive.
 
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